Congressman Juan Vargas

Representing the 51st District of California

Rep. Vargas Statement on Rising Anti-Semitism and Threats to the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in San Diego

Feb 22, 2017
Press Release

San Diego, CA (February 22, 2017)—Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) released the following statement on the rise of anti-Semitism and the wave of threats received by the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center and other Jewish Community Centers across the nation:

“An attack against the Jewish community is an attack against all of us. I strongly condemn the acts of anti-Semitism, hate, and bigotry that are on the rise across the nation.

“Yesterday, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center here in San Diego was targeted. We must stand together with our Jewish brothers and sisters and denounce any and all forms of anti-Semitism.

“I urge the Trump Administration to immediately devise a public strategy that will address the rise of anti-Semitism in our nation. Our President must send a strong signal that acts of hatred and prejudice against the Jewish community, or any community, will not be tolerated in America.”